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Michael H. Trotter is a member of Taylor English’s Corporate and Business practice group. He has served as principal securities lawyer for more than 15 public companies including companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, he has been the responsible attorney for debt financings as large as $525,000,000, and has been the responsible attorney in large as well as small business sales and acquisitions. He has also served as special counsel to committees of independent directors in corporate investigations.

Mr. Trotter has also devoted significant time to the representation of closely held businesses as well as family businesses. He has served as an expert witness with respect to law firm operations, economics and fee issues and has served as a special master for the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Mr. Trotter has taught Securities Regulation at the Emory University Law School as well as courses in law firm management.

Mr. Trotter is the author of more than 20 articles, columns and essays published in the American Bar Association Journal, the National Law Journal and the Daily Report and of two important books on the economics and operations of major business practice law firms in America. If interested in seeing Mr. Trotter's collective work Click here.

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • "The Future Practice of Law," Thomson Reuters, Chicago, IL, December 11, 2014.
  • "The Future of the Legal Profession," Speaker Lunch Series, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Atlanta, GA, November 13, 2014.

Publications & Articles

  • Declining Prospects – How Extraordinary Competition and Compensation Are Changing America’s Major Law Firms (CreateSpace, 2012)
  • Profit and the Practice of Law – What’s Happened to the Legal Profession (University of Georgia Press, 1997)
  • Pig in a Poke? The Uncertain Advantages of Very Large and Highly Leveraged Law Firms in America, which was a chapter in the ABA’s book, Raise the Bar – Real World Solutions for a Troubled Profession (ABA 2007)
  • More for Less: The Impact of Leverage on Succession Planning (Managing Partner Magazine, September 2013)
  • Services Rendered: How to Fix the Billable Hour System (Managing Partner Magazine, May 2013)
  • Change Your Fate: How to Avoid a Future of Financial Ruin (Managing Partner Magazine, September 2012)